Bihar polls: CM Nitish Kumar takes a jibe at rival Tejashwi Yadav's 10 lakh govt jobs offer

He urged people at a rally in Gopalganj to not get misled by such offers. Attacking the RJD, the CM asked how many jobs did the party create when it was in power from 1990 to 2005.

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Kumar, who has been declared as NDA's CM face, said his future government will construct new roads and bypasses in cities and villages so that people don't have to worry about next 50 years.
Bihar chief minister took a jibe at his opponent Tejashwi Yadav's offer of 10 lakh jobs if he wins elections asking where will he get the money from to fund such a move.

He urged people at a rally in Gopalganj to not get misled by such offers. Attacking the RJD, the CM asked how many jobs did the party create when it was in power from 1990 to 2005.

"These days many people are saying they will give this many jobs. But from where will they bring the money for the purpose? Will they bring it from the jail or will they do it through fake notes," PTI quoted Kumar as saying. His attack was directed at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav who is currently serving a jail term for the fodder scam.


"Don't get misled by this promise of jobs. We have worked hard to bring the state on the path of development. If you give us another opportunity we will work more," the chief minister said.

The remarks come after Mahagathbandhan's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav had announced that if the grand alliance is voted to power it will roll out 10 lakh government jobs in the very first cabinet meeting.

"Our government gave more than six lakh jobs in the last five years and process is on for recruitment on 60-70 thousand more jobs," he said.
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"There was no road, no power...it was jungle raj, he said taking a swipe at the RJD's rule in the state in the past.

He alleged the Dalits were used by his rivals, but his government ensured respect to all.

Talking about, his governments work in the health sector, he said earlier just 39 people used to visit primary health care centres per month but now these PHCs are witnessing 10,000 footfalls in a month.

"Some people dont want to see our development works, they are just indulging in nepotism. I have no selfish agenda. I am dedicated to the service of people, he said.
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The states crime rate has also improved and now its ranked 23rd in the country as per the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) latest report, he said while addressing a public meeting in Bhorey in favour of JD(U) candidate Sunil Kumar.

Sunil Kumar, who recently retired as Director General of Home Guards took membership of the JD(U) and has jumped into poll fray from Bhorey reserved constituency.
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He said during the RJD regime, there was not power in cities, let alone villages.

"At that time total power supply to Bihar was a meagre 700 MW which now has reached more than 6000 MW daily. We have taken power to every house, now we will provide solar light in every village," he said.

Kumar, who has been declared as NDA's CM face, said his future government will construct new roads and bypasses in cities and villages so that people dont have to worry about next 50 years.

(With inputs from PTI)
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